Western Ramganga River Fly Fishing
The MOST popular fly fishing river in India.
Monday 8 August 2016 06:40 GMT
Southeast of Dehradun near Ramnagar, the fly fishing in the Western Ramganga River is well known for its golden mahseer. The Ramganga River runs broadly west by southwest through a ridged valley near the Corbett Tiger Reserve. The Western Ramganga River is characterized by riffles, rapids and big boulders with prolific hatches of stoneflies and mayflies that providing a unique habitat for the golden mahseers. When fly fishing along the Western Ramganga River, you can expect long walks along the river on elephant paths to find the pockets of fish (keep an eye out for the tigers. The best time for fly fishing on the Western Ramganga River is September through October.
Corbett National Park itself remains open to tourists only from 15th November to 15th June. The main reason for closure of the Park during the rest of the year is that during the monsoons most of the roads get washed away. Repair work starts after the rains end and it is only by November that roads are back in motorable condition. The town of Ramnagar forms the headquarters of Corbett Tiger Reserve. It is well connected to important places by road and rail. No Highway passes through the Reserve. There is a State Highway (Moradabad-Tehari S.H.No.4) lying on the Eastern boundary of Corbett Tiger Reserve from Ramnagar to Marchula for about 35 km. Ramnagar is connected by road to Delhi, Moradabad, Bareilly and Naintial. State transport buses ply regularly from Delhi, Moradabad, Haldwani to Ramnagar. The approach routes are:
1) Delhi-Gajrola-Moradabad-Kashipur-Ramnagar (240 km)
2) Bareilly-Kichha-Haldwani-Ramnagar (160 km)
To reach the Corbett National Park by train, use the train station in Ramnagar from New Delhi.
To reach the Corbett National Park by air, use the airport at Phoolbagh, Pantnagar (50km).
For the convenience of visitors and streamlining tourism management Corbett Tiger Reserve has been divided into five mutually exclusive tourism zones, each having separate gate for entry.
Note: In any national park known to have lions or tigers, hikers need to exercise extreme caution. It is highly recommended to us a park-approved guide prior to hiking or trekking in these regions.